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At the University of Huddersfield you are automatically a member of the Students' Union unless you choose to opt out during registration (something we are legally obliged to offer under the terms of the Education Act 1994).   All students (irrespective of whether they opt out) have access to our key services, for example our Advice Centre, student Societies, Sports Clubs and volunteering projects. 

To stand for election, or vote, you must be an ordinary member of the Union. If you've accidentally chosen to opt out, we've provided a handy little guide that explains the four quick steps you'll need to go through to fix this - it only takes five minutes and is 100% automatic/online.

 
 

 

Type of Member

Who is this?

What can they do?

What can’t they do?

Ordinary member

All current students at the University of Huddersfield, and all Exec Officers.

Access to all Union services such as advice, sports clubs, societies, volunteering. Stand for election, vote, and attend/speak at all Union meetings.

N/A

Affiliate member

Permanent staff of the Union, and staff members of the University as agreed by the Union’s Management Committee.

Access to all services such as advice, sports clubs and societies.

Stand for, or vote in any elections. Limited rights to attend and speak at Union meetings (set out in the constitution).

Lifetime member

Granted to past members of the Union subject to a vote by the Exec committee and payment of an annual fee.

Access to all services such as advice, sports clubs and societies.

Stand for, or vote in any elections. Limited rights to attend and speak at Union meetings (set out in the constitution).

Honorary life member

Granted to past members of the Union by a two thirds vote of Union Council.

As above.

Stand for, or vote in elections. Limited rights to attend and speak at Union meetings (set out in the constitution).

Non member

Any current student at the University of Huddersfield who has opted out of membership as above.

Access to all Union services such as advice, sports clubs, societies, volunteering etc.

Stand for election, vote, or hold any elected position with a sports club or student society.

 

If you have any questions regarding membership, please pop up to our help desk on Floor 5 of Student Central, or contact us via email at students.union@hud.ac.uk